I imported a fresh Whonix Gateway CLI .ova file on VirtualBox and I tested with a fresh Whonix Workstation XFCE.
Then I decided to use as workstation Debian 10.9 (debian-live-10.9.0-amd64-xfce) installing it in a Virtual Machine.
I followed the procedure described in the following link: Anonymize Other Operating Systems
In particular, as described in the link, I made a new machine where I attached the .iso file and in the VirtualBox settings for this Debian machine, I set the following:
Hardware Clock in UTC
PS/2 Mouse (required to disable the USB controller)
Enable PAE/NX (if available)
Attached to Internal Network (important!)
Name (of Internal Network) (important!): Whonix
Uncheck Enable USB controller
then I turned on the machine for the installation.
After the installation, I configured the network in this way:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
and substitute the content with:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface, leave as it is auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 #iface eth0 inet dhcp iface eth0 inet static # increment last octet of IP address on additional workstations address 10.152.152.12 netmask 255.255.192.0 #network 10.152.152.0 #broadcast 10.152.152.255 gateway 10.152.152.10
Then, I edited /etc/resolv.conf by substituting the content with:
and then I rebooted the Debian machine. I also rebooted the Whonix Gateway.
After the restart of both of them. on Debian machine I tried to execute a
curl ifconfig.me and also a
sudo apt-get update to check if it is connected, but it is not (indeed I get the popup of Network Manager that says I’m disconnected). Only Whonix Gateway is correctly connected.
Is it possible that on Debian, the settings on
/etc/network/interfaces could be in conflict with the Network Manager application? Or for working my Debian machine needs the Tor package to be installed? Or likely I’m missing some further step? (PS: on Debian I didn’t still install Tor Browser, on it there is Firefox ESR).
In all this scenario the Whonix Workstation is kept turned off.
Thank you in advance